We decided to take a short weekend vacation when my daughter was still under a year old to Medicine Park, Oklahoma, the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge and the Tiger Safari in Tuttle, OK. We also did not have a lot of money to spend, so we wanted to go somewhere close. I lived in Chickasha for several years before I was married and it is close to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. It is a fantastic hiking and rock climbing area. One of my very favorite places to go hiking! I miss being less than an hour from the Wichita Mountains. I decided it would be great to stay in Medicine Park, a very quaint little town just a few minutes from the Refuge and the first tourist resort in Oklahoma. I wanted to share this area with my family. I knew my oldest would love all the rocks, the cobblestone building in the town of Medicine Park and the rock mountains in the Wichita Mountains! She has always been a fan of rocks.
I did some research, as usual! And found a cabin in Medicine Park I liked and that we could afford. Also, we were only staying one night, and not all cabins/houses would let you reserve for just one night. I had a doctors appointment in OKC that Friday. After the appointment, we went to Meers to have a meersburger. Meers Store & Restaurant is a hole in the wall kind of place. In the middle of nowhere and nothing fancy, but they have the best burgers and cobbler. Their menu has lots of tasty selections, and BBQ to go. We ordered 2 longhorn burgers, and I ordered their fries. My oldest and I shared a burger because they are huge! The meal was great, as always. For dessert we all shared peach cobbler over homemade ice cream, it is beyond words. After lunch, we headed to Medicine park and checked into Margie’s Cabin and it was perfect! There were drinks, snacks, and a Keurig coffee maker. There were also beach towels in one of the bedrooms. It was set off from other houses and had a cute patio area. We absolutely loved it, and I wished we had booked two nights instead of just one.
Just across the street, there is a walk way that leads to the center of Medicine Park. The girls got in their bathing suits and we headed down the path and to the swimming area. My oldest made friends quick and had someone to play with. My husband, youngest and I just explored the area and watched the ducks, geese, fish and turtles.
We drove to the Wichita Mountains and to the top of Mount Scott later in the day. Such a great view from the top of the mountain. It’s alway a little bit windier and cooler at the top. The next morning we sat on the patio and just enjoyed nature and the quiet. We walked to the town center after we all got around in the morning. There was a little bakery with pastries and donuts, so we stopped there and had breakfast at a table outside. Later that morning we went to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.